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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 9-3-13

For Faculty

1. Sabbatical Forum

2. D rop/Add Process

For Unit Heads

3. Important Dates

For Faculty

1. Sabbatical Forum

This is a reminder that the Sabbatical Forum is on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 3:30-5:00 in PAD 308. Bob Smart from CSCE will be there to answer any questions about the new on-line submission system.

Also, the CLAS Faculty Development Committee (FDC) conducts pre-reads of sabbatical proposals and anybody interested in this should contact Heather Van Wormer ( vanwormh@gvsu.edu).

2. Drop/Add Process (link)

The last day to add a course (or receive 100% tuition refunds for a course drop) for Fall 2013 was Friday, August 30, 2013 (until 5:00 pm). After that time, the late add process begins for those interested in adding a course. Attached are the steps to follow for the late addition of a course.

Students can drop courses until October 25, 2013 and receive a grade of W. For requests to drop a course after that date, there are separate procedures for that process that do not involve the College Deans Office. Students need to write a letter specifically stating why they are dropping the course(s) so late in the semester and append any relevant documentation. A late drop/add form needs to be completely filled out by the student. The completed add/drop form & the letter needs to be presented to the unit head for approval. All documentation needs to be taken to the Student Academic Success Center (Mike Messner) in 200 Student Services Building (STU) for review and final approval.

For Unit Heads

3. CLAS Important Dates

 

Important Dates Event Location
Sept. 2-3 Labor Day Recess; Sept. 3 no classes but offices are open   Sept. 11 Ad materials for search for Fall 2014 due Electronic to laugc@gvsu.edu
Sept. 11 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC; 3:00-5:00pm Sept. 18 2013 Law & Diversity Forum Alumni House, 6-9pm Sept. 20 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: The CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium will take place from 2:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. 308 PAD
Sept. 24 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: James W. Carey Memorial Lecture (3rd annual) Speaker : Brent Malin Loosemore Auditorium; 7:00pm
Sept. 25 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC; 3:00-5:00pm Sept. 26 Fall Sabbatical Forum 3:30-5:00pm, 308 PAD Sept. 30 Requests for promotion or early tenure forms are due Submit to Dean's Office, B-4-232 MAK Oct. 1 Budget Requests for 2014-15 due Submit to Dean's Office, B-4-232 MAK Oct. 1 FTLC and CSCE Award materials due CLAS Dean's Office, B-4-232 MAK Oct. 1 Research Clusters Grant proposals due menons@gvsu.edu
Oct. 1 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: Reading by Roxane Gay  
Oct. 2 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: Vietnam Veterans Share Their Stories--The Army and Special Forces Go In  
Oct. 2 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: HOMERathon 4: a twenty-four hour reading of Homer's Iliad  
Oct. 9 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC; 3:00-5:00pm Oct. 10 Online scheduling due; deadline is 5:00pm   Oct. 7-12 Mid-term Exams   Oct. 15 Mid-term grades are due before noon Banner and Blackboard close at this time  
Oct. 15 Space Requests Due Facilities Request Form
Oct. 15 GVSU Fall Career Fair DeVos Place Convention Center - Grand Rapids; 1:00-5:00pm
Oct. 17 & 18 CLAS Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence Program (luncheon by invitation only) Keesha Hardiman Oct. 18 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: The CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium will take place from 2:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. 308 PAD
Oct. 19 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: CLAS Mindgating at Homecoming  
Oct. 25 Drop Deadline - grade W  
Oct. 25 Winter 2014 textbook orders are due to UBS